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coarsen

coars·en

coarsen

pronunciation:
kor sn
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: coarsened, coarsening, coarsens
definition: to become or cause to be coarse.
antonyms:
refine, smooth, soften
similar words:
rough
Word Parts
The word coarsen contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.